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Professor Sir Ian Boyd FRSB FRSE is the Chair of the UK Research Integrity Office.
He is a marine and polar scientist who is Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government on Food and Environment based within the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). He has spent much of his career at the University of St Andrews where he is an adviser to the Principal and was Director of the Scottish Oceans Institute. He also created the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland. Before this he spent 14 years leading research at the British Antarctic Survey.
He has degrees from the Universities of Aberdeen, Cambridge and Exeter and has received a number of awards for his research and leadership. He is a recipient of the Polar Medal and he was knighted in the 2019 Birthday Honours for services to science and economics on food and the environment.